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I’ve Waited 10 Years For This Document!

Due to the State of Louisiana’s policy that ordering certified copies of death certificates for deaths that occurred in Louisiana less than 51 years ago is prohibited, I’ve had to wait 10 years to to acquire this death record for my 3x great grandmother’s sister, Delia Washington Brown, better known as “Aunt Dutsey.”  Well, I …

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NEW DISCOVERY: The Newspaper Death Notice of my Great Grandmother, Florence Hamilton Williams

Yesterday, I visited my 94 year old grandfather, Milton Williams in Oakland, California. He told me that although he was 6 years old when his mother died, he remembered certain details about the funeral.  He remembered asking family members why they were crying.  He then said “I even remember the church where her funeral occurred. …

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Where Was This Picture Taken? (UPDATE)

I told one of my co-workers about the picture my cousin sent me and he found this article about Ferries in the 1950’s that may have solved the mystery. The 8th paragraph from the bottom states: “Another “walking beam” vessel, the SACRAMENTO, was also a 1922 rebuild, but her hull and machinery were launched in 1877 …

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Where Was This Picture Taken?

My cousin emailed this photo to me today, but we can’t figure out where it was taken.  The two young girls are my grandmother, Leona Edna Mae Whitley (Right) and her younger sister, Coralee Whitley, natives of Berkeley, CA. I would assume this picture was taken around 1930 even though it is dated “Oct 27 …

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